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High End, Smashing Views, Rural, Green Built Farmhouse

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House at dusk shows window wall. House faces mountains + sunset.

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Last updated: 02/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Durham farmhouse description

Please do not write to us with 'offers' or requests for discounts. The rate is the rate. Peak rates apply at some times of the year. Thanks for reading!

$425 per night / 4 BR - GREEN BUILT, ARTIST OWNED, MOUNTAIN-MODERN FARMHOUSE

ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE IN THE MID HUDSON VALLEY
• $2500 per week (6 nights)
• $425 per night for all 4 bedrooms
(queen in master/full in guest bedrooms, loft has double bed plus an aero bed)
• 2 and 1/2 walnut & stone baths
• reclaimed wood throughout
• outdoor cedar soaking tub (3 season, closed in winter)
• screen porch
• cows!

Perfect for two, fabulous for six, enormous enough for eight.

Architect-designed to be a striking addition to the Catskills landscape by NYC firm Contegiacomo and Associates. Stunning, high-quality building has created the ultimate retreat set on 17 acres w/ meadow, water and mountain sunset views. Exquisitely detailed throughout; marble sinks, mahogany doors, custom stairs, finely polished hickory floors, 4 BRs, 2.5 luxury baths with an eye on the past, open plan main floor (includes library nook), 2 wood stoves, custom Shaker kitchen, DR, double height areas and radiant heat floors. Screened, wrap porch leads to an impressive three season cedar spa tub. A lot of house for the money.

Museums like Bronk, Olana, towns like Coxsackie, Westerlo, Athens, New Baltimore and Tannersville, produce stands, nifty old cemeteries, falling down centuries-old barns and swimming holes abound. There's nothing like the Catskills any time of the year.

2 night min/3 on holidays. Approx 115 miles from GWB. Come see us soon, we'd love to host you in Medusa.

ALL PRICES FIRM
Kindly do not write us with a low ball offer; these will be ignored.

This is one of the best rental houses in the Catskills, if you cannot afford it, you cannot rent it.

Special rates apply for location shoots and weddings.

Our home only sleep 8 adults max.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We rent to no one under 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    You must bring your own baby proofing aids and your own diaper genie. Diaper trash may not be left in the home....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking, not even outside....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dog friendly. Sorry, no other pets allowed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • You can make the most out of what what interests you and yours.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have an entire library....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    We have integrated stereo so bring your ipod or use ours....moreless

  • Toys:

    Board games are on hand for you to enjoy....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a few movies on hand, but you should bring your own DVDs or AppleTV if you want to do some serious watching....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    spectacular lake and mountain view...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular lake and mountain views....moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    The village is a moderate walk and has a general store with gas pumps and post office....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There are multiple tables for out door summer dining....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Living Room:

    The living room is comfortable and cozy with splendid views....moreless

  • Parking:

    Heaps of parking....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    We ask you please use one towel per person during your stay so we can stay green....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    The house has wifi....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    We have two wood stoves, one on each floor....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Two wood stoves, one on each floor...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Our local café caters with advance notice. Feel free to ask us to introduce you!...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip pot, stove top and French press coffee makers are included....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All Clad and Wusthoff tools....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We include dishware and cookware for your holiday....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    You must bring your own food....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Liebehrr counter depth refrigerator with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    GE Café range with convecion oven and 5 burner cooktop....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Of course we have a toaster!...moreless

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screen porch has mountain view....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The whole property is landscaped. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Three season cedar spa tub open March through November. Closed in winter....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$425 $425
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,975 $12,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Availability not confirmed without deposit.

Rental fee is payable in full with signed contract. Cash or Paypal only. We don't accept checks.

We are an in demand, high end rental. As such, we never give discounts. Please, don't ask.


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Last updated: 02/13/2015
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany, NY
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rainbow Golf Club
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Hudson, NY
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
NY State Truway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Palmer House
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Windham

Car: Necessary

Summer drive ins!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: This farm is a successful sojourn in green living, sustainable architecture and learning to live in harmony with the surroundings. It is an artist-owned home, with an eye on the the area and an ear to the heartbeat of the land. The photo shown is of us in our driveway. The view is in the background.

Why the Owner Chose Durham:
Long summers and happy childhood memories of the area inspired the purchase of the farm.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Views, views, views. Sometimes, we just pinch ourselves because it is so beautiful here.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • House at dusk shows window wall.  House faces mountains + sunset.

    House at dusk shows window wall. House faces mountains + sunset.

  • Dining room.

    Dining room.

  • Library has surround sound and ipod hookups.

    Library has surround sound and ipod hookups.

  • Main floor view from library looking into dining room.

    Main floor view from library looking into dining room.

  • Kitchen again. Viking, GE and Liebherr appliances.

    Kitchen again. Viking, GE and Liebherr appliances.

  • Master bath vanity made from centuries old wood slab.

    Master bath vanity made from centuries old wood slab.

  • Bedrooms side by side.

    Bedrooms side by side.

  • Yellow room.

    Yellow room.

  • Guest bath has heated stone floors.

    Guest bath has heated stone floors.

  • Cedar spa tub is open 3 seasons, closed in winter.

    Cedar spa tub is open 3 seasons, closed in winter.

  • View from property with house, lake + mountain view.

    View from property with house, lake + mountain view.

  • Side porch + patio for reading or sunbathing.

    Side porch + patio for reading or sunbathing.

  • Open plan main floor.  Lots of natural light.

    Open plan main floor. Lots of natural light.

  • Wood stove + log storage on main floor.

    Wood stove + log storage on main floor.

  • Main floor sitting room has mountain and lake view.

    Main floor sitting room has mountain and lake view.

  • Kitchen has luxe appliances, ice maker, pot filler, dishwasher + farmhouse sink.

    Kitchen has luxe appliances, ice maker, pot filler, dishwasher + farmhouse sink.

  • Master suite has open plan to private bath.

    Master suite has open plan to private bath.

  • Claw foot tub in master bath.

    Claw foot tub in master bath.

  • Blue room.

    Blue room.

  • Loft room.

    Loft room.

  • Guest bath has rainfall shower head.

    Guest bath has rainfall shower head.

  • Screen porch + picnic table with walnut tree in bloom.

    Screen porch + picnic table with walnut tree in bloom.

  • View from our front porch of lake + mountains.

    View from our front porch of lake + mountains.

  • 1790's barn is available separately for event rental/shoot location.

    1790's barn is available separately for event rental/shoot location.

VRBO #246950

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Date last modified - Friday, February 27, 2015

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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3.5
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
  • Reviews
    39
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/13/2015
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